£14862 - £15234 per annum



About the organisation

The British Red Cross is one of the most recognised brands across the globe. We help millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepa... Read more

Job Description

Support Worker - Assisted Discharge Service
Location: Warrington
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st of January 2019
Hours per week: 20
Salary: £14,862 - £15,234 pro rata per annum DOE

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a flexible and organised individual to join our Independent Living Team as a Support Worker.

You will assist people in hospital to return to their place of residence, offering transport and practical and emotional support. You will liaise with professional staff at Warrington Hospital to ensure a speedy and safe discharge. You will also accept referrals from medical teams, nurses in charge and other designated professional staff.

About the Team

The Independent Living (IL) and Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About the person

To be successful in this post you will have following skills and experience:

  • IT literate and able to create care plans, complete data monitoring forms.

  • Able to re-organise own workload and plans to accommodate urgent referrals

  • Have a flexible and accommodating approach to shift working

  • NVQ qualification in Care would be an advantage

  • Experience of working with the frail, older people or other vulnerable adults

  • Hold a full UK manual driving license

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age to be considered for this position

Closing date for application is 23.59 on the 5th of April 2018 with interviews to follow.

About the organisation

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

  • Up to 6% contributory pension

  • Childcare vouchers

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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